26 Jun 2022

Penicillium chrysogenum

A slow-growing fungus that produces a grass-green to blue-green colony with an pale to bright yellowish reverse, within fourteen days, when incubated at 25oC (77oF). A yellow diffusible pigment is produced. It produces an fruity (apples or pineapples) odor. It is a common fungus isolated worldwide from soil, plants, intestinal tract of insects and reptiles, flour-based foodstuffs, and fruit juices. Rarely, it can be an opportunistic human pathogen causing systemic fungal infections..